One of the most often overlooked aspects of angling comes in the form of access to clean water – be it flowing or still, fresh or salty, deep or shallow, murky or clear, or any combination therein. Boat ramps, trailheads, bridges, high-water-marks, easements – a majority of our fondest angling memories likely start – and end – with public access and clean water. These are essential ingredients to the diverse angling culture found throughout North America - from the Boundary Waters to the Everglades – Bristol Bay to San Francisco Bay – The Rockies to the Blue Ridge – our favorite waters are all connected through the pillars of public access and healthy habitat.


For the month of September, we've partnered with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to offer a unique prize package to inspire you to show us how you make memories fishing on public waters - whether hiking into the backcountry or hitting the access just down the road from your office. We'll be giving away a custom one-of-a-kind "Public Land Owner" Backcountry Hunters & Anglers edition R8 CORE 590-4 outfit complete with an ARBOR XL 4/5/6 Reel & RIO Elite Gold WF5F fly line, in addition to a Backcountry Hunters & Anglers membership and swag bag. Now get out on the water and show us how you #LETITFLY on public lands by sharing your best Instagram Reels, Videos, and Posts. See below for details on how to enter.



  • Step 1 : Get on your favorite public water and capture awesome content!

  • Step 2 : Post your awesome content to social media with a relevant Instagram Reel, Video, or Main Feed Post tagging @backcountryhunters @sageflyfish #letitfly #publiclandsmonth in the caption. (NO LIMIT TO NUMBER OF ENTRIES!)

  • Step 3 : Enter the giveaway via the signup form below.

  • Step 4 : Check out our community’s posts and get on the water!

  • Step 5 : See Giveaway Terms And Conditions.



It's grueling bushwhacks, soaked gear, and beaten morale – all for the prospect of catching a glimpse at the mystical dorsal of an arctic grayling – which may or may not even be there when you finally arrive. It’s skipping out early to catch happy hour at your local “Town Stretch” – just enough time to wet a line in between work day’s end and movie night with the family – traffic is probably screwed anyways.

It’s hunting heads amidst an epic spinner fall in the fading light – silhouettes of cattle dotting the uphill edge of the grassy bank you’re working from just below the high water mark. It’s days of prep for a week-long float on the Smith – a bucket list trip and permit you’ve been waiting to pull for more years than you can count.

It’s exploring a new-to-you piece of water with the confidence of a gps with marked property boundaries in your pocket and knowing your tax dollars are paying for access and care of the very land under your feet. It’s never sitting with complacency when your rights to public access and clean water are threatened.


Sage is a proud supporter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.


Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild pyblic lands, waters, and wildlife.


Follow @backcountryhunters @Sageflyfish #letitfly #publiclandsmonth

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